Celebrations for Clare home at Q Mark Awards 2019


25 OCTOBER 2019

Celebrations for Clare home at Q Mark Awards 2019


Team from Carrigoran House wins at gala event in Dublin

There were smiles all around for the winning team from Carrigoran House in County Clare  at The Clayton Hotel on Dublin’s Burlington Road on Friday, September 27th, where the National Q Mark Awards ceremony took place. 

The Q Mark is the highest accolade an Irish business can achieve, and the gala event was a chance for all those nominated to celebrate the high standards they’d earned in rigorous audits by EIQA, the proud guardians of the Q Mark suite of Quality standards. To achieve a nomination, each enterprise had to earn a place in the top 6 per cent of the audits carried out across the island of Ireland. 

Carrigoran House has been providing quality driven, person-centered care to older people since 1974 when it was established by The Sisters of Charity of The Incarnate Word.

Despite the fact that they’re new to the Q Mark process, Carrigoran House managed to take home the 2019 Q Mark for Nursing Homes, sponsored this year by BlackBee. Awarding them the title, MD of EIQA Irene Collins said: “Valerie and the team in Carrigoran House have some fantastic news to share with the residents and their families. This win is testament to the team’s efforts to provide a service level and quality of care standard that can be measured and audited easily, whilst having the capability to introduce new policies, practices and procedures more effectively. Congratulations to everyone involved”.

CEO of Carrigoran House Valerie Vaughan was thrilled: “Every staff member, volunteer, resident and sister advocate should be so proud of this achievement and rightly so as they own it. Carrigoran House has been delivering quality care since the early 1970’s and has been continually evolving since that time into the care centre that it is today. Winning this award reinforces all we do and our commitment to ensuring we provide the best care possible that is underpinned by quality. We will continue to use every opportunity for improvement to provide a consistent quality service to our community of residents and their families.”

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Social & Recreational Programme (2017 Nursing Homes Ireland Excellence in Care Awards).

Our Activity Coordinators, Paula McCarthy and Veronica McCarthy accepted this award on behalf of Carrigoran House and its volunteers and support staff, Gina Dalton and Bernie Wolfe at the Annual NHI Excellence in Care Awards on November 16th. This is a wonderful achievement and we are so very proud to have all their efforts recognise.



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Best Community Initiative Award

Congratulations to our colleague Mary O’Dowd who took home the “Best Community Initiative Award” held at the NHI Conference in November 2016, for her work on the Age Expo event held here at the Health & Wellness Centre, Carrigoran.
We are very proud of her and the wider team, who brought the Expo from concept to reality last April.

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